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the persistent taliban insurgency in afghanistan. friday's meeting between karzai and president obama seems difficult with the competing agendas both leaders have to juggle. we have more. >> reporter: the number of troops in the afghan military is growing, but they are not ready for the mission to control the security of the country after 2014. experts warn that unless international forces say longer, afghanistan risks falling back into a state of civil war with the taliban, but u.s. public opinion is stacked against the long war. americans want their troops to come home as soon as possible. and with increasing attention on the u.s. budget deficit, the campaign is seen as increasingly unaffordable. u.s. media has reported that the white house is considering reducing the number of troops that remain in afghanistan to below 10,000. u.s. deputy national security adviser, ben row said on tuesday that a total withdrawal remains an option. that announcement caused anger among people in afghanistan. >> translator: if all u.s. troops leave afghanistan after 2014, it will be civil war again. we exp
for reconstructive skull surgery in january or february. she was shot in the head in october by the pakistani taliban for supporting girls' rights to be he had kuwaited. s -- educated. she was transferred from pakistan to britain for treatment. >>> al jazeera set its sights on one of the world's biggest tv markets, the united states. the satellite television network acquired a cable channel founded by former u.s. vice president al gore. al gore and a partner launched the network in 2005. it's available to about 60 million households. the government of qatar owns al jazeera. executives hope to double the number of their employees in the u.s. to more than 300. this man runs the network. he believes al jazeera could make a positive contribution to news available in the u.s. they launched their english news channel in 2006. the network gained international attention for going behind the scenes during the iraq war. reporters asked tough questions about u.s. military operations and about the u.s.-led occupation. spokesperson say viewers in the u.s. make up almost 40% of all online viewing but the image has
pass a happy message to the insurgents, taliban and extremism groups in the region. >> reuters says the white house will try to keep between 3,000 and 9,000 troops in afghanistan beyond 2014, compared to the 68,000 there now. the administration insists they must have immunity from local laws. obama is scheduled to meet with karzai on friday. they have many delicate issues to address and finding an agreement that's acceptable to both sides is expected to be difficult. >>> a terrible traffic and soaring land prices are some of the unwelcome features of asia's booming cities. those problems are especially acute in vietnam. construction companies from developed markets are competing to offer solutions. they include a railway company that wants to use lessons learned in japan to help vietnam build cities of the future. akiko has more from hanoi. >> reporter: vietnam is booming. people pour into the cities look for work and fortune. but not everyone is moving forward. the hanoi traffic gets worse every year. and dangerous, too, with more and more accidents. but infrastructure isn't the on
that it was within reach. he said the afghan government would soon start direct talks with the taliban. for more on this story, we're going live to our correspondent in washington. what do we know now about the new framework for the u.s. a moment in afghanistan? >> the details on any security agreement that would kick in after 2014. president obama pointing out the goals of any security agreements, the training and assisting of forces in afghanistan, and the second being targeting terrorists. how exactly they will achieve the goals, new details of potential troop numbers. those of the numbers everyone are waiting for. obama, it was very important for him to point out the nature of the mission was joining from combat to a mission that was purely a sustained, advising, and training. that tells us they're very eager to draw down as quickly as possible. >> what has been controversial in the talks today? >> it is all about trust and control. they do not trust president karzai. there's a feeling that he says one thing and then does another. that is always a problem. on the other hand, it is about cont
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